Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. Announces That Its Annual Shareholders' Meeting Shall Be Held on September 1, 2003

Jul 14, 2003, 01:00 ET from Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.

    REHOVOTH, Israel, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nova Measuring
 Instruments Ltd. (Nasdaq:   NVMI) (the "Company"), announces that today, its
 Board of Directors have resolved that its annual general shareholders' meeting
 (the "Meeting") be held September 1, 2003 at 17:00 (local time) at the
 Company's registered offices.
     Items on the agenda are as follows: (i) to review and discuss the
 Company's audited financial statements for the year ended on December 31,
 2002; (ii) to elect eight directors to the Company's Board of Directors, two
 of which are to serve as external directors; (iii) to reappoint Brightman
 Almagor & Co. as the independent auditors of the Company for the year ending
 on December 31, 2003 and to authorize the Board of Directors to fix the
 remuneration of the auditors; (iv) to approve the terms of engagement between
 the Company and the chairperson of the Board of Directors; (v) to approve the
 terms of engagement with the Company's external directors to the extent such
 approval is required under applicable law; (vi) to approve compensation to the
 Company's external directors by way of issuance of options to purchase the
 Company's shares; (vii) to approve the amendment of the terms of employment of
 two directors of the Company; (viii) to amend the terms of Option Plan 6; (ix)
 to approve the terms of the Company's Employee Stock Purchase Plan No. 1; and
 (x) to transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting or
 at any adjournment thereof.
     Shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 28, 2003 (the
 "Record Date") are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual General
 Meeting of Shareholders. Beneficial owners who hold their shares through
 members of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ("TASE") may either vote their shares
 in person at the Meeting by presenting a certificate signed by a member of the
 TASE which complies with the Israeli Companies Regulations (Proof of Ownership
 for Voting in General Meetings) - 2000, as proof of ownership of the Shares.
     Other than with respect to election of the external directors, all
 resolution require the affirmative majority of the ordinary shares present in
 person or represented by proxy. The election of the external directors
 requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares present, in
 person or represented by proxy, and voted on that matter and in addition
 either that (i) at least one third (33.33%) of the holders of ordinary shares
 who are not controlling shareholders attending in person or represented by
 proxy have voted in favor of the proposal, or (ii) the aggregate number of
 ordinary shares voting against the proposal have not exceeded one per cent
 (1%) of the Company's issued and outstanding share capital.
     Proxy materials shall be published no later than 21 days prior to the date
 in which the Meeting is to be held.
     About Nova:
     Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. develops, designs and produces integrated
 process control systems in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Nova
 provides a broad range of integrated process control solutions that link
 between different semiconductor processes and process equipment. The company's
 web site is
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including
 statements related to anticipated growth rates, manufacturing capacity and tax
 rate. Actual results may differ materially from those projected due to a
 number of risks, including changes in customer demands for our products, new
 product offerings from our competitors, changes in or an inability to execute
 our business strategy, unanticipated manufacturing or supply problems, or
 changes in tax requirements. Nova cannot guarantee future results, levels of
 activity, performance or achievements. The matters discussed in this press
 release also involve risks and uncertainties summarized under the heading
 "Risk Factors" in Nova's Form F-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission on April 9, 2000. These factors are updated from time to time
 through the filing of reports and registration statements with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. does not assume any
 obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press
      Company Contact:
      Chai Toren, CFO and Vice President
      Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.
      Tel: 972-8-938-7505
      Investor relations Contacts:
      Ehud Helft / Kenny Green
      Gal IR International
      Tel: +1-866-704-6710

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